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Theological Discussion Group Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 43

Scope and Contents

In Series I, the papers are arranged alphabetically by author with dates provided when available. Five anonymous papers follow the alphabetical sequence.

Series II contains membership lists, memoranda, correspondence of the discussion groups listed above, and notes of the Theological Discussion Group sessions made by Virginia Corwin Brautigam.

Approximately one-third of the papers in this record group were donated by Virginia Corwin Brautigam, whose notation may also be found on many of the papers themselves.

Individuals Represented in Record Group No. 43 include:
  1. Adams, James Luther (1901- )
  2. Aubrey, Edwin Ewart (1896-1956)
  3. Bainton, Roland Herbert (1894- )
  4. Baker, James Chamberlain, bp. (1879- )
  5. Bennett, John Coleman (1902- )
  6. Bixler, Julius Seelye (1894- )
  7. Blake, Eugene Carson
  8. Bowman, Jon Wick (1894- )
  9. Branscomb, Bennett Harvie (1894- )
  10. Bryson, Lyman (1888- )
  11. Calhoun, Robert Lowry (1896- )
  12. Cavert, Samuel McCrea (1888- )
  13. Corwin, Virginia (1901 - )
  14. Cushman, Robert E.
  15. Kuhn, Helmut (1899- )
  16. Davies, Horton (1916- )
  17. Day, Albert Edward (1884-1973)
  18. Diller, Elliott Van Nostrand
  19. Dinkler, Erich (1909- )
  20. Dinkler-von Schubert, Erika
  21. Dun, Angus, bp. (1892-1971)
  22. Farmer, Herbert Henry (1892- )
  23. Ferre, Nels Frederick Solomon (1908- )
  24. Fisher, Galen Merriam (1873-1955)
  25. Fitch, Robert Elliot (1902- )
  26. Greene, Theodore Meyer (1897-1969)
  27. Hannen, Robert B.
  28. Harkness, Georgia Elma (1891- )
  29. Haroutunian, Joseph (1904-1968)
  30. Harrington, John B.
  31. Hedley, George Percy (1899- )
  32. Hendry, George Stuart (1904- )
  33. Henson, Francis Adams (1906- )
  34. Hopper, Stanley R.
  35. Horton, Walter Marshall (1895-1966)
  36. Hough, Lynn Harold (1877- )
  37. Hume, Theodore Carawell (1904-1943)
  38. Hyslop, Ralph Douglas
  39. Johanson, E. Jerome
  40. Johnson, Sherman Elbridge (1908- )
  41. Kerr, Hugh Thomson (1871-1950)
  42. Knox, John (1900- )
  43. Kraeling, Carl Hermann (1897-1966)
  44. Krumm, John McGill (1913- )
  45. Kruse, Cornelius (1893- )
  46. Lanz, Henry (1886- 1945)
  47. Lehmann, Paul L.
  48. Loomis, Earl Alfred (1921- )
  49. McGiffert, Arthur Cushman (1892- )
  50. McGregor, Daniel Arthur
  51. Mackay, John Alexander (1889- )
  52. Margenau, Henry (1901- )
  53. Mays, Benjamin Elijah (1895- )
  54. Meland, Bernard Eugene (1899- )
  55. Miller, Francis Pickens (1895- )
  56. Miller, Randolph Crump (1910- )
  57. Minear, Paul Sevier (1906- )
  58. Moore, John Morrison (1904- )
  59. Muelder, Walter George (1907- )
  60. Muilenburg, James (1896- )
  61. Murray, John Courtney, S.J. (1904-1967)
  62. Nash, Arnold Samuel
  63. Nelson, John Robert (1920- )
  64. Nelson, William Stuart (1895- )
  65. Niebuhr, Helmut Richard (1894-1962)
  66. Niebuhr, Reinhold (1892-1971)
  67. Nixon, Justin Wroe (1884-1958)
  68. Odell, Morgan Samuel (1894- )
  69. Parker, Pierson
  70. Parsons, Edward Lambe (1868-1960)
  71. Pauck, Wilhelm (1901- )
  72. Piper, Otto A. (1891- )
  73. Pope, Liston (1909-1974)
  74. Reidenbach, Clarence
  75. Robbins, Howard Chandler (1876-1952)
  76. Roberts, David E.
  77. Schubert, Paul (1900-1969)
  78. Shires, Henry Millis (1913- )
  79. Sittler, Joseph (1904- )
  80. Skoglund, John Egnar (1912- )
  81. Slonimsky, Henry (1884- )
  82. Smith, Dwight C.
  83. Smith, John Edwin (1921- )
  84. Spiegelberg, Frederic (1897- )
  85. Steere, Douglas Van (1901- )
  86. Stinnette, Charles Roy (1914- )
  87. Tavard, Georges(1922- )
  88. Thomas, George Finger (1899- )
  89. Thomson, Everett Clay
  90. Tillich, Paul (1886-1965)
  91. Trueblood, David Elton (1908- )
  92. Ungersma, Aaron John (1905- )
  93. Van Dusen, Henry Pitney (1897- )
  94. Vlastos, Gregory
  95. Wedel, Theodore Otto (1892- )
  96. Widgery, Alban Gregory (1887- )
  97. Wieman, Henry Nelson (1884- )
  98. Wilder, Amos Niven (1895- )
  99. Williams, Daniel D.
  100. Wright, George Ernest (1909- )
  101. Zabriskie, Alexander Clinton (1898-1956)

Dates

  • 1933-1965

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Arrangement

  1. I. Papers by Theologians
  2. II. Documentation of Theological Discussion Groups

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.043

Overview

The majority of the approximately 200 papers were written in connection with the Theological Discussion Group. The papers provide insight into the thoughts and Christian perspective of numerous American theologians and discuss various religious issues of the times. Papers arising from other organizations with similar intent are also contained in the collection. The Theological Discussion Group was established in 1934 as a series of two weekend retreat discussions during the academic year where prominent American theologians met to exchange ideas. The meetings were held at Yale Divinity School and in Washington, D.C.

Biographical / Historical

The majority of the approximately 200 papers included in this record group were written in connection with a Theological Discussion Group which began in 1934 and continued into the early 1960s. Many of the most prominent American theologians of this time period participated in the Group,meeting twice yearly, first at the Yale Divinity School and later in Washington, D.C. The stated intent of the Group as it formed in 1934 was "to hold a series of two week-end 'retreat discussions' during the coming academic year in some relatively secluded place where we could engage in a full, frank and leisurely exchange of ideas...The aim of the discussion will be to discover what is essential and distinctive in the Christian gospel for today." (Box 5, Folder 48)
Title
Guide to the Theological Discussion Group Papers
Author
Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley and Charles Stewart III
Date
1978, 1980, 2010
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Divinity Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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